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UK Covid live: Opinion polls suggest that the public supports Johnson’s plan to ease the blockade in the UK | Politics

Good morning. Snappoles aren’t the perfect way to measure public opinion-they include people who are asked about what just happened, many respondents haven’t read beyond the headlines, and no one has time to ponder it properly. No-but they’re better than nothing, and at least in Covid, they’re certainly a more reliable guide than the front page of a newspaper. (Many newspapers suggest that Britain is urging the blockade to end, but in fact the evidence of the investigation suggests that the opposite is true.)

And this morning, Boris Johnson has good news. There have been two polls on the UK unblockade roadmap he released yesterday, both suggesting that voters are in favor.

according to YouGov pollThe number of people who the Prime Minister thinks is “almost balanced” exceeds the sum of those who think the rules are relaxed too slowly and those who relax too quickly (larger group).


Snap polling for PM blockade mitigation plans. Photo: YouGov

This is from YouGov article Of the survey results.


British people tend to think that the road to the future after the blockade is happening at about the right pace (46%). One-quarter thinks such a timeline is too fast (26%) and another 16% thinks it’s too slow.

Most conservative voters (54%) and 42% of Labor voters agree with the pace set by the Prime Minister. Labor voters tend to think that planning is too fast (34% vs. 18%), and conservative voters tend to think that planning is too late (20% vs. 11%).

And Savanta ComRes have Snap voting It suggests that the majority of voters are happy with the prime minister’s roadmap.

Voting for blockade mitigation plan

Voting for blockade mitigation plans. Photo: Savanta ComRes

Polls also suggest that 31% of voters think the plan is “almost right.” More and more people think they are either “cautious” (30%) or “very cautious” (15%), but respondents may consider these to be good quality. Only 19% said they thought the plan was reckless.

Voting for blockade mitigation plan

Voting for blockade mitigation plans. Photo: Savanta ComRes

This is the agenda for the day.

9:30 am: ONS publishes weekly deaths in England and Wales.

9:30 am: DWP publishes quarterly Universal Credit figures.

10:45 am: Environmental Secretary George Eustice speaks at a conference of the National Farmers’ Union. Sir Kiel Starmer will speak at the same event at 12:30 pm and Minister of International Trade Liz Truss will be on at 2:00 pm.

11:30 am: Matt HancockThe Minister of Health asks questions at Commons.

12:00 pm: Downing Street hosts daily lobby briefings.

After 2:00 pm: Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister has issued a statement to the Scottish Parliament on Scotland’s plans to lift the blockade.

Politics Live is now doubling as a UK coronavirus live blog, and this will continue for the foreseeable future given that Covid’s crisis is obscuring everything. But we also cover non-Covid political stories, and if they seem more important or more interesting, they take precedence.

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UK Covid live: Opinion polls suggest that the public supports Johnson’s plan to ease the blockade in the UK | Politics

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